JAFA Poetry Slam is proud to present Urbanesia, a listening to brown voices in diaspora.
Hosted by Eric Soakai, we’re providing an awesome Open Mic night to talk story and celebrate the many different, but beautiful voices we have in Suburbia. Featuring award winning poet and author Dr Karlo Mila, author of the 2020 poetry collection 'Goddess Muscle.'
There is no slam but please join us and share your poetry on the open mic!
$5 students / $10 general
Cash on the door or pre-sale tickets.
Sign up on the night.
Event and open mic are all ages.
No slam on the night.
Free snacks and hand sanitiser provided.
This is an uncensored event but hate speech will not be tolerated.
Our Feature: DR KARLO MILA is an award winning poet whose work focuses on Pacific culture, heritage and worldview. Her first collection, Dream Fish Floating, won the poetry category of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, now part of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Her poems have been widely published in anthologies; and her Postdoctoral work, 'Mana Moana', has served as the backbone of the online forum Surviving in the Storm.
This event is made possible with the support of Auckland Creative Communities and Albert-Eden local board.
If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you stay home and take care of yourself.